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The aim of the Crawler-Tractor/Dozer Course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the machine and successfully sit both the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test. NPORS testing is also available on this category.

Candidates will be trained and/or tested by

fully qualified, experienced instructors.

The main areas covered during training are:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Configure and set for site travel

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces.

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces

  • Configure and set for excavating duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Excavate differing types of excavations in various types of ground

  • Construct ramps and form and shape stockpiles

  • Grade, spread and level ground and materials

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 2 hour 45 mins


  • Nil


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